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big tires stock brakelines

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by slider79blazer, Apr 12, 2001.

  1. slider79blazer

    slider79blazer 1/2 ton status

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    hello
    I need some help! i have 35" BFG mud terrains, a 4" susp. lift with the brakeline relocators that came with the lift on the bottom of the frame.it lowered the lines about 3-4". I had 33" tires on when I did the lift. My buddy thinks I need longer lines on it becuase the travel would be longer with the bigger tires. Is this true?

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  2. Chewy

    Chewy 1/2 ton status

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    Depending on how much articulation you are getting out of your suspension, this might be true. I have a six inch lift and until about a week ago, I had the stock brake lines on the truck, no problem. I do not have swaybar disconnects so my articulation is not all that it could be. With the bigger tires and the lift it would be safer for you to get some steel braded brake lines. They will not bulge with the increased pressure of trying to stop bigger tires. They are also longer than the stock lines. You can get them from 4WPW for around $100.

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  3. BadDog

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    IMHO, other than the added weight of larger tires pulling the spring down a (very) little further during a fully suspended droop, larger tires will not affect the amount of suspension travel. Just find some way of lifting one tire until the other tire comes off the ground and see what, if anything, is binding. Lift one tire using a forklift, ramp, etc. Obviously this would best be done a little at a time to prevent damaging something.

    Bad Dog

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  4. slider79blazer

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    yeah I do have the sway bar unhooked now I didn't before i put the 35's on.so i don't how much more articulation i'm going to have.

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